Posts Tagged ‘caramel’
Sleeping Beauty * Snow White * The Princess and the Pea * Cinderella * Beauty and the Beast * The Princess and the Frog
What others can you think of???
This idea works well because of the availability for decor.
We made our own tutu skirt for the table.
Put candied peas on the cupcakes for The Princess and the Pea effect.
I hot glued a candied pea to a little doll house table.
Stylish heel for a glass slipper. Spray paint a pumpkin with glitter paint.
Freeze rose buds in little paper cups. Then peel off the cups.
Print pictures from vintage style story book. Use foam pumpkins and spell the baby’s name.
Just cut outs from poster board. Simple is best.
Fun food idea. Mini Chocolate chips, nuts, coconut, and different caramel dips.
Not for eating. 🙂 Gothic style goblets give the feeling of poison.
We could not find an ornamental prince frog. But if you could find one…cut off the stem of a pumpkin and place the little guy on top. It is really cute!
Fun, fun, fun!!!
If you need some more inspiration, here is a link to a sweet poem/song that I wrote for mothers. I love it and I hope you will too.
This cake is one of the easiest cakes ever. It’s real name is Sloppy Joe because you just slop it together and it turns out perfect every time!! It is moist and not too much chocolate with some coffee thrown in ! I usually top this cake with a caramel pecan frosting, which I think is the best tasting frosting ever. And it is made with honey!! You can have it with coconut in it or without. Either way it is yummy. I soaked my cake with kefir. I think, for soaking any kind of baked goods, it turns out the best with kefir but yogurt also works great. I cooked mine on the grill as I don’t have a working oven at this time and it turned out great. So, another dish that can be cooked on the grill!! I had to watch it very close as the time was different. Sorry about the lack of photos. The lighting was not working for me that night=((
Soaked Chocolate Cake
2 1/4 cups kamut flour
1 cup kefir or 2 TB of yogurt and enough water to equal 1 cup
Soak for 8 hrs or overnight
1 cup sucanat or coconut sugar
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 cup strong coffee
1 tsp vanilla
Mix well. I did mine in my kitchen aid, since the soaked dough was stiff at first. There is no right or wrong way to add ingredients. Throw it together and mix well! Oil and flour a 9×13 cake pan and bake at 350. Check with a toothpick after 30 minuets. When toothpick comes clean from inserted in the middle, it is done. Keep checking as you don’t want to get to dry.
Caramel Pecan Frosting
1 cup cream
3/4 cup honey
3 egg yolks
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/3 cups shredded unsweetened coconut (optional)
1 cup chopped pecans
Combine cream, honey, egg yolks, butter, and vanilla in saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat stirring constantly until thick around 12 minutes. Add pecans and coconut. Do not over-cook or it will crystallize.The thickness is very subtle. Pour over warm cake. Poke holes with tooth pick so frosting will seep into cake.